Game 2014.7: Tigers at Dodgers

4-2, 1st place, .5 games up. Magic number is 155 (I think).

I managed to catch the Crawford double right as I went to bed last night. Needless to say I didn’t sleep well.

Sanchez v. TBD tonight. Someone please post the lineups. I’m traveling, so the post-game may be a little late.

Interesting stat of the day: A Sanchez W today would be the first of the season for any of Verlander, Scherzer, or Sanchez.


  1. StorminNorman$

    April 9, 2014 at 4:58 pm

    Nathan reports a ‘dead arm’… Coke says his arm feels fine – I’m not sure which is more of a concern

    • Coleman

      April 9, 2014 at 5:06 pm

      If Nathan’s is dead, Coke’s has been buried.


        April 9, 2014 at 5:33 pm

        “Dead arm”, what a joke! The athletes of today are a bunch of over-paid prima-donnas!

        • Smoking Loon

          April 9, 2014 at 9:08 pm

          Coke’s arm is not merely dead, but exhumed. In fact, he may suffer from zombie arm (The Throwing Dead). The undead arm can only continue its animate existence through allowing hits to like-handed batters.

          Closer by committee for at least a while.

  2. jud

    April 9, 2014 at 5:15 pm

    Coke can’t possibly have a dead arm after all he only has to throw abiut 6 pitches for the game to be over…

    I am more worried abiut Miggys dead bat!

    • Smoking Loon

      April 9, 2014 at 9:16 pm

      Coke gives new meaning to the term “closer.”


    April 9, 2014 at 8:58 pm

    Tonight’s line-up. In my eyes, this is the best line-up I have seen from Smokey Jr. lately.

    1. Davis, LF
    2. Kinsler, 2B
    3. Miggy, 1B
    4. VMart, C
    5. AJax, CF
    6. Casty, 3B
    7. Collins, RF
    8. Gonzo, SS
    9. Sanchez, P

    Let’s kick some Dodger ass! GO TIGERS GO!!!

    • Smoking Loon

      April 9, 2014 at 9:18 pm

      There’s something missing from that lineup, something low on the inner half that I just can’t seem to swing through.


        April 9, 2014 at 10:00 pm

        Please explain your mumbo jumbo for I am a simpleton.

        • Smoking Loon

          April 10, 2014 at 12:39 am

          You spelled “simpleton” correctly, so I think you’re bluffing.

  4. PHToy in HK

    April 9, 2014 at 8:59 pm

    Shouldn’t the title of the post be “Game 2014.7”?

    The titles of yesterday’s posts referred to Game 5. Maybe they thought they were supposed to repeat Sunday’s game, and were doing their best to reproduce the same result.

    • Smoking Loon

      April 9, 2014 at 9:22 pm

      How dare you! If we say it’s Game 6, then it is Game 6. Silence! We are DTW the Great and Terrible. Pay no attention to that…

      • Smoking Loon

        April 10, 2014 at 12:42 am

        … man behind the curtain. I was waiting for Kevin to show up.

        • Kevin in Dallas

          April 10, 2014 at 8:42 am



    April 9, 2014 at 11:16 pm

    It looks like LA will get into our bullpen early. Oh no!

  6. jud

    April 9, 2014 at 11:30 pm

    How can you have a system of Major league and minor league players and not even one of your catchers can throw out any baserunnes…hey DD got a frickin answer?????

  7. jud

    April 9, 2014 at 11:31 pm

    Nick…welcome to the big leagues….atta boy!!

  8. Coleman

    April 9, 2014 at 11:32 pm

    Maybe V-Mart shouldn’t catch.

  9. Vince in MN

    April 9, 2014 at 11:33 pm

    There is something troubling about this Martinez at catcher thing.

  10. jud

    April 10, 2014 at 12:09 am

    Boy I am sure glad Collins is in the big leagues…!!!! WTH!!!!

  11. PHToy in HK

    April 10, 2014 at 12:22 am

    Is Smyly available tonight? A 4-inning save would be great.

    • Smoking Loon

      April 10, 2014 at 12:40 am

      That’s what I’m hoping for. Actually, I was hoping for a 7-inning save from Smyly way back in the 2nd.

  12. jud

    April 10, 2014 at 12:30 am

    So thats what it looks like to throw out a guy trying to steal…interesting!

  13. Coleman

    April 10, 2014 at 12:38 am

    Smyly looks really good so far.

    • Coleman

      April 10, 2014 at 12:39 am

      But can he hit?

  14. jud

    April 10, 2014 at 12:44 am

    Hey Miggy are you actually trying????

  15. jud

    April 10, 2014 at 1:39 am

    Smyly just like most of last year another good outing..very consistent!

  16. jud

    April 10, 2014 at 1:53 am

    I Am frickin speechless……

  17. Doug of Troy

    April 10, 2014 at 2:15 am

    Tiger closers are more door openers than anything else. Coke and Nathan have restored the Valverde and Benoit tandem. Who would have ever thought that was possible. Our starters may never win with our blowpen.

  18. jud

    April 10, 2014 at 2:20 am

    I have a dead arm
    Mumbles jr..ya but can you pitch?
    Nathan…I have a dead arm!
    Mumbles jr…well pitch anyway

    3 runs later Mumbles jr turns to Lamont and states “I guess he has a dead arm…duh!!!

  19. jud

    April 10, 2014 at 2:30 am

    It just shouldn’ t be this hard to win a frickin baseball game….

    …thanks Victor..Krol..Nick and Joba!!!

    • Jim EggersUSMC

      April 10, 2014 at 2:36 am

      I concur, they have all been too tough so far…

  20. jud

    April 10, 2014 at 2:36 am

    And thanks AlAl! Save #1 career

  21. Coleman

    April 10, 2014 at 4:51 am

    Nathan’s dead arm is giving me a very live ulcer.

  22. StorminNorman$

    April 10, 2014 at 8:09 am

    file this one under another MLB pitching stat injustice; Nathan actually gets the “W” for his last night’s train wreck…somewhere Valverde is smiling…and eating

    • Smoking Loon

      April 10, 2014 at 9:20 pm

      Yeah, I was wondering what they were talking about with “save” in the 10th before the injustice occurred to me. Still, you might say that a save is more of a feather in a reliever’s cap than a win, as far as perception goes.